Mozart at Barham Races, 25 July 1765

The 8 year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrived in England in April 1764 as part of his ‘European Tour’, and went to London where he remained for over a year giving concerts, recitals and generally wowing audiences with his brilliance, including King George III. He was accompanied throughout by his father, Leopold, and his older sister, Nannerle. Illness in the group …